Founder & Chair, Pabasso - peer advisory board associates
Richard's professional bio / interests
I founded Esteem Systems in 1985 which I grew to a £30m IT infrastructure & Managed Services business. I sold Esteem to a BI/MBO team backed by Private Equity. Subsequently, I have worked as a serial Non-Executive Director/Chairman for a number of businesses, four of which I helped exit. I have served on 10 boards and have seen most business problems and challenges in my 30+ years as a business leader. I am now focussing most of my efforts (in semi-retirement) on Pabasso.com a Peer Advisory Board membership business. I am also a Non-Executive Director of NYnet (Broadband) and NED Ampleforth Abbey Trading (the trading arm of Ampleforth Abbey Trust) and Senior Advisor to Boxphish (Cyber Security training). I am a former member of the CBI Council for Yorkshire & the Humber, a former Town Councillor and a former Governor of two of the region’s leading independent schools. Aside from business I am married with a family and enjoy Fly Fishing, Shooting, Tennis, Reading, Travelling, and watching most mainstream sports.
I’d like help with…
I now help ambitious CEO's of growing businesses achieve their goals through membership of Pabasso peer advisory boards and ex CEO's who are retired or semi-retired,, maintain a business interest, give a bit back and get n additional income from Chairing Pabassory boards
An interesting, or unusual fact(s) about me…
I am an identical twin
A career highlight
Helping my son and his business partner exit their Tech business.
Sep 06, 2021